Illinois State Capitol locked down over powdered substance in governor's office

Cullerton Warns Of “Dire Consequences” If House Doesn't Override Budget Veto

Cullerton Warns Of “Dire Consequences” If House Doesn't Override Budget Veto

The Chicago Tribune reported that people in the building were instructed to "shelter" themselves and that a "total lockdown" was in effect.

The woman who was arrested allegedly threw a white powder substance in Governor Bruce Rauner's office, the lieutenant governor's office and the gallery in the House, according to Springfield Fire Department Chief Barry Helmerichs.

One person was taken into custody, said Dave Druker, a spokesman for the Secretary of State's office, which oversees Capitol security.

China: India 'trampled' worldwide law, treaty in border standoff
Beijing says the atmosphere is not right for a formal or bilateral meeting between both the leaders-Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi . India is concerned about how much access the road would allow China's military at such a strategic point.

Law630 reporter Hannah Meisel reported Thursday afternoon that an "all clear" was issued in the Capitol to cheering. After three years, the state now has a budget. "This tax hike will solve none of our problems".

The hazmat situation and lockdown pushed back the House's much-anticipated vote on whether or not to override Rauner's veto of the legislature's budget plan, which was originally slated for a 1:30 p.m. vote.

With media gathered in the state Capitol in Springfield awaiting the House override vote, Twitter began lighting up around the end of the lunch hour about the potential "hazmat" issue. Rauner says the 32 percent income tax increase "a 2-by-4 smacked across the foreheads of the people of IL".

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